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American Graduate DC Champions

American Graduate DC Champion – LearnServe International

Posted April 13, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT has captured the stories of American Graduate Champions in the DC area who make extra efforts to ensure youth are on the path to success.  Read more about this weeks featured champion here. LearnServe International equips high school students from diverse backgrounds with the entrepreneurial vision, tenacity, confidence, and leadership skills needed to tackle social challenges at home […]

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Community

Watch The American Graduate Teacher Town Hall Meeting Online!

Posted July 9, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

The DC Teacher Town Hall was hosted by WAMU’s Matt McCleskey on June 5, 2012 at the WHUT Television studios on the Howard University campus. The lively discussion serves as a catalyst to generate new conversations about education today and the realities faced by local teachers. Thank you to all of the DC Metro educators […]

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Education

Education Olympics: How Does the U.S. Rank?

Posted August 15, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

The United States left the 2012 London Olympics with 104 medals in tow. But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. — which leads in gold medal count — is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany, […]

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Watch The WHUT American Graduate Community Town Hall Here And Take The Survey

Posted March 5, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

There has been a lot of talk and media attention about the debate over how to address the dropout issue in America¹s schools. On Tuesday February 18, 2014, community members and educational stakeholders from the DC area gathered at WHUT’s Television Studios for the American Graduate Community Town Hall. NPR’s Michel Martin moderated as educators, community leaders and students gathered to […]

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Business & Money

The 7 Best Books for Your Money and Career

Posted October 25, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

These excellent guides will help you invest better, plan for retirement and find inspiring work By Chris Farrell | October 22, 2012 Chris Farrell is economics editor for APM’s Marketplace Money, a syndicated personal finance program.     Over the years I’ve collected many books on personal finance, investing, economics and work. So I was excited when […]

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The American Graduate Fellowship! Interested in journalism, media production, digital technology?

Posted April 15, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

If so, consider applying to the American Graduate Fellowship! WHUT is seeking Howard University students with creative and critical thinking skills who have a desire to mentor and inspire middle and high school students to succeed in school. For more information, please email Ivana Jackson at Ivana@whut.org. Visit whut.org/americangraduatefellowship to apply.  Or use the form […]

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Education

Didn’t See American Graduate Day? Watch it Here!

Posted September 26, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

American Graduate Day 2013 | About the Day | Featured Partners | Related Programming | Participating Stations What’s the power of American Graduate Day 2013? Connecting people to opportunities that actually make a difference. This live national, multi-platform event to keep students on the path to graduation returns Sept. 28 on public media. Our voices […]

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Arts & Culture

Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol

Posted February 28, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

A statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Parks was the first woman and only the second African-American to lie in state in the rotunda after she died in 2005. Gwen Ifill reports on the ceremony. Watch Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol on PBS. […]

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American Graduate DC Champions

American Graduate DC Champion – Keasiah McLaughlin

Posted May 31, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Keasiah McLaughlin is a high school graduate from Eastern SHS. Congratulations to all the American Graduate Class of 2016 #AGClass2016

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Are Your Ducks In A Row? Let WHUT help with your Estate Planning.

Posted October 15, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected. Your estate plan can also be used to support charitable […]

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Nearly One of Every 10 Howard University Doctors Considered Super By Medical Community

Posted October 28, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

  WASHINGTON –More than 20 of doctors from Howard University College of Medicine, Howard University Hospital and the Howard University Faculty Practice Plan have been named by their peers as one of outstanding practicing physicians in the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area. The number accounts for nearly 10 percent of the university, hospital and practice plan’s staff and […]

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Education

How Parents Can Help Children Reach Their Potential Brain Power

Posted November 2, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

by JoAnn Deak, Ph.D. Over the past ten years, all of my professional time has been devoted to keeping up with the staggering onslaught of research on the brain and its implications for parents and schools. Imaging live, healthy and working brains via computer has increased our understanding of how pliable and changeable brains are […]

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American Graduate DC Champions

American Graduate DC Champion – Eric Hillard

Posted June 6, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Eric Hillard is a high school graduate from Eastern SHS. Congratulations to all the American Graduate Class of 2016 #AGClass2016

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Education

Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

Posted September 19, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute between teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who demanded widespread reform including tying teacher pay […]

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Arts & Culture

Youth Speaks Launches “RAISE UP,” A Public Media Spoken Word & Hip Hop Contest

Posted April 1, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Def Jam Records Co-Founder Russell Simmons and Actress Rosario Dawson Lead Judges in Contest Part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, the youth contest encourages students to discuss their education and future March 31, 2014, San Francisco, CA – Youth Speaks today announced a new youth hip hop and spoken word […]

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Education

SEED School : Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Posted May 1, 2013 by WHUT Howard University Television

In Anacostia, a notoriously poor and violent section of Washington, D.C., a new kind of school is changing hundreds of lives. It’s called The SEED School. It’s a public, charter, college preparatory boarding school, the first of it’s kind. Students are chosen by lottery, not test scores. It’s expensive, but it works, and its founders […]

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Education

Help Us Improve By Taking A Short Survey

Posted April 8, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT is a part of the national American Graduate Let’s Make it Happen Initiative to help keep more students on the path to a high school diploma, college, and successful careers. Help us improve the quality of our American Graduate outreach efforts on-air, on-line, and in our community by taking a short survey. Just visit […]

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American Graduate DC Champions

American Graduate DC Champion – Harriet Frost

Posted May 10, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Former librarian for Banneker Senior high School and historian teaching students about the history Idella Carrier of Rosewood. Idella Carrier after fleeing the atrocities which occurred at Rosewood, moved and settled in Tampa, Florida.  The Rosewood families are the only families who have received reparations from a state government in the United States.  We seek to […]

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American Graduate DC Champions

American Graduate DC Champion – Tyrea Covington

Posted June 13, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Tyrea Covington is a high school graduate from Eastern SHS. Congratulations to all the American Graduate Class of 2016 #AGClass2016

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Education

See our American Graduate Day 2015 Local Partners and Get Involved!

Posted October 10, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

The Fishing School  The Fishing School prepares public school elementary and middle school students for success in high school and life by improving their academic performance and life skills; and engaging them and their parents in intensive, multi-year, and research-based out of school time and parent engagement programs and activities. Words Beats & Life  Words […]

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